Cyberpunk Game Maker faces hostile staff after unsuccessful launch

The rebellion is in the air at the Polish video game publisher CD Projekt SA, after the company’s latest title, long awaited and delayed three times, was released for terrible reviews about errors.

Frustrated and angry staff sent questions to the board during an internal video meeting, which opened, and management apologized for the disastrous launch of Cyberpunk 2077, according to two people present. It was the right atmosphere for a company whose slogan, plastered on posters around its Warsaw office, is “We are rebels.”

Developers have asked blunt questions about the company’s reputation, unrealistic game deadlines and relentless overtime in the months and years before. up to launch of the game on December 10.

The meeting took place before Shocking Sony Corp. the announcement that it extracts Cyberpunk 2077 from the PlayStation Store and will offer full refunds to any customer who requests one. During the staff meeting, the directors of CD Projekt said that they had reached an agreement with Sony, but did not provide details. In a Twitter post on Friday, the company said that “following our discussion with PlayStation, a decision was made to temporarily suspend the digital distribution” of the game.

A spokeswoman for CD Projekt said the company would not comment on internal meetings.